The Zimbabwe will have another crack at vying for Olympic qualification after making history in 2016 by becoming the first football team to compete at the global sporting spectacle.

When Zimbabwe qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, there was a wave of excitement given it was the first time a football team had qualified for the global showpiece.

After missing out on the African Women’s Cup of Nations last year, Zimbabwe will be hoping to bounce back by again qualifying for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020.

Like on previous occasions, Zimbabwe will have to first face regional opponents.

In the preliminary round slated for April, the Mighty Warriors were handed with a bye.

Zimbabwe will, however, face the winner between Angola and Zambia in the second round of qualifiers which has been slated for September.

If the Mighty Warriors are successful in the second qualifying round a third and decisive round will await in October.

Winners of the third round contests will book a berth to Tokyo 2020.

In the men’s category, the Zimbabwe under 23 soccer team will kick-start its Olympic Games qualifying route with a clash against Mozambique on 10 March.